LPFT Dementia Research- Participants needed

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust research staff are looking for dementia carers to take part in a new study looking at how daily living with the condition affects motivation and wellbeing.

The Trust is hosting the clinical trial which is being funded by the University of Manchester, with the aim of asking carers about everyday activity problems that people with dementia may experience and how these, in turn, can affect their own health and wellbeing.

The study is primarily for people who care for someone living in the community, who has a diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment.    

Those who agree to take part will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about whether they have noticed any changes in the motivations to perform activities, such as taking part in hobbies, in the people they are caring for.

The questionnaire should take around 20 minutes to complete and will also include sections on the carer’s wellbeing in addition to the patient’s quality of life.

Full support will be given to complete the questionnaire and there is no travel involved.

If you would like to take part in the trial or would like to discuss in more detail please contact clinical studies officer Anne Chafer on 07833 293751 or anne.chafer@lpft.nhs.uk